Cover FX Custom Cover Drops Review

It took me eight weeks to realise that my review for this had not actually been published. Nice. Got to love how I am always on the top of things, eh?
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops is THE BEST makeup product of 2015. It. Covers. Up. Everything. Political scandals. Water damage on the carpet. Black money. Cracks on the walls. My cystic acne.
It also lets you control the shade, finish and coverage. I have to thank Courtney of Phyrra.net, whose review swayed me into buying this.

Scroll down for my review of the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops.

 Review of Cover FX Custom Cover Drops, a high-coverage customisable foundation great for acne-prone skin.


The Cover Drops come in a 15ml glass bottle with a dropper. Just 15ml, you ask? That is pretty much equivalent to 50ml of a regular, full-coverage foundation. The product was less thick than what I had expected. Also, it always tends to overflow a bit on the rim of the bottle.
 Review of Cover FX Custom Cover Drops, a high-coverage customisable foundation great for acne-prone skin.

This is not your regular foundation. Contrary, it is face makeup that you must mix with either skincare or primer - or whatever takes your fancy - to achieve the coverage and proportion of your choice.
I tried mixing this with the lightweight Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet but it did not make sense to apply moisturiser above primer. It depends on your skin type. Dry skin? Mix with a richer moisturiser.
I prefer mixing this with a mattifying primer and skipping a layer on my already acne-prone face. It goes very well with silicone primers (I have used it with Porefessional, Dr Brandt Pores No More, Innisfree No Sebum, Bourjois Flower Perfection) as well as more liquid formulae (Monu Illuminating Face Primer, Bourjois Happy Light Matte). It can also be mixed with moisturisers, sunscreens, sheerer foundations, skin serum... whatever floats your boat, really. I know someone who mixes it with face mist. It works!
 Review of Cover FX Custom Cover Drops, a high-coverage customisable foundation great for acne-prone skin.

You cannot wear this foundation alone - overkill. I tried it the first time, presuming it would cover up acne all the more effectively - looked unnatural, painted-on and OTT, rather like one of those heroines in black and white movies, only, I had thicker eyebrows. No, mixing is the way to go.

How much you need to mix depends on how much coverage you are looking for. I go with roughly equal volumes - and get full coverage. Pigmentation is immense even if I add more primer.
This is roughly one drop of Cover FX Custom Cover Drops (from the dropper) and a quick squeeze of Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Primer. Even so, this is MORE than what I need to cover my face.
 Review of Cover FX Custom Cover Drops, a high-coverage customisable foundation great for acne-prone skin.

The finish depends on what you use for mixing - in my case, matte - and coverage is full. Staying power is ALL day and it does not cake, flake, crease, settle into pores or be eaten up by my oily skin. Flawless. Even I have nothing to gripe about.
You can use a brush to mix 'em up, but I use a damp Beautyblender for application so I use a little spatula. Stir away until the mixture becomes 100 per cent homogeneous. If you use a mattifying primer, it becomes thicker, of course, like this... the quantity seen here is a bit more than what I need to cover my whole face and jawline.
 Review of Cover FX Custom Cover Drops, a high-coverage customisable foundation great for acne-prone skin.

Despite the customisation, this comes in 25 shades. There are three ranges, depending on your undertones - Pink, Neutral and Golden. The palest shade is N10 and deepest is N120. You can mix this with foundations that are a shade too deep or too pale to get a better shade match.

I picked G50 - CoverFX.com's recommendation for my face was G40 but I chickened out and opted for the next shade, presuming online recos were always paler. This is a tad warmer than Nars Stromboli, which is my perfect foundation match.
I am not brave enough for a "before" photograph, and don't want you to vomit for the next week or so - suffice it to say I have the worst skin ever. For full breakdown of the makeup I am wearing, please click here.
 Review of Cover FX Custom Cover Drops, a high-coverage customisable foundation great for acne-prone skin.

Verdict
I may be very small fry, but for me, Cover FX Custom Cover Drops is the beauty product of 2015. The innovation of the year, that lets you control shade, finish and coverage. The best foundation for my acne-riddled, acne-prone, oily skin. There is isn't one thing I want to change about this.
This has more coverage and staying power than any other foundation I have tried (and I have tried a LOT), even when mixed with moisturiser. When mixed with primer, it imbibes the qualities of the primer, upping the staying power. If you have been dithering, or worry about caking, don't! This is it. The perfect foundation.
Will I repurchase? You bet anything! This, Wayne Goss brushes, Artis brushes and more Beautyblenders and Clarisonic Cashmere Luxe brush heads are at the top of my 2016 must-buy list.
Costs $44 for a bottle that can easily last as much as your average 50ml foundation (since you need only a drop). Buy it here - free worldwide shipping available.



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